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Peacock Mantis Shrimp

The Mantis Shrimp, neither shrimp nor mantis, receive their name purely from the physical resemblance to both the terrestrial praying mantis and the shrimp. They may reach 30 centimeters (12 in) in length, although exceptional cases of up to 38 cm (15 in) have been recorded. Mantis shrimp appear in a variety of colors, from shades of browns […]

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What is a Nudibranch?

Nudibranchs are Gastropods in the Phylum Mollusca Or, said another way, nudibranchs are mollusks in the Class Gastropoda, which includes snails, slugs, limpets and sea hairs. Many gastropods have a shell. Nudibranchs have a shell in their larval stage, but it disappears in the adult form. Gastropods also have a foot (more on that below) […]

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Castaway Divers do Castaway Yoga

Castaway Resort is offering the perfect healthy, active getaway. Come diving during the day and then stretch your way into the sunset with Fernando, our part-time Divemaster, full-time Yoga instructor and all around fun guy! Fernando teaches Yoga every morning and evening, a perfect way to prepare for a full day and wind down after […]

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Fun Jellyfish Facts

Jellyfish only live between the time span of a few hours to that of a few months and come in every size imaginable from giant to microscopic. They do not need a respiratory system since their skin is thin enough that the body is oxygenated by diffusion. They have limited control over movement, but can […]

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National Geographic Says….

Koh Lipe, Thailand The Perfect Beach Thailand’s sun-drenched jewel in the South Andaman Sea, Koh Lipe has recently risen to the top of intrepid beach lovers’ A-list of island paradises. Considered an alternative to the overexploited Koh Phi Phi (which gained fame as the setting for the film The Beach), Koh Lipe is accessible only […]

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Seahorses

The seahorse is an interesting creature; while he looks very unlike our traditional image of one, he is indeed a fish. A fish that eats constantly, having no real stomach seahoreses are almost always consuming plankton, even when they look like they’re not. Perhaps one of the more interesting facts about seahorse is that while […]

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Indian Ocean Walkman

The Indian Ocean Walkman (Inimicus didactylus) also sometimes referred to as a Demon Stinger or Devil Stinger is a strange little fish, similar to the scorpion and stone fishes. He is well camouflaged, typically lying partially buried on the sea floor or on a coral head, covering himself with sand and other debris to further […]

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Congratulations on a Dive Master course completed!

Big congratulations to Ben Nicols for finishing 7 weeks of Dive Master training. Ben was a great addition to our team and a master of the spinning scrabble board! While our new Dive Master Trainee, Tom is doing his best to beat Ben’s high scrabble scores and infections laughs we still miss him dearly! We […]

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Buoyancy and SCUBA Diving

Buoyancy  As a diver one of the most important things that you can master is your buoyancy. Having good buoyancy makes your dive more enjoyable, reduces your air consumption and makes you less likely to damage your surroundings. Good buoyancy is something that is achieved through time and experience but also by practicing certain simple […]

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The Importance of Being a Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver course is one of the more popular and often a diver’s favorite course, not to mention it is a valuable asset to anyone spending a little time under the sea. Despite your intentions as a diver, if you are the once-a-year diver or the everyday plunger, a rescue course is always […]

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